via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” DRAWS NEARLY 3 MILLION VIEWERS TO FINISH FIRST WITH VIEWERS ON SEPT. 6
“Face The Nation” Is the #1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Program
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program, finishing first in viewers (2.96m), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings on Sept. 6. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 76.3% of the CBS affiliates.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +7% in viewers (from 2.79m).
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.31m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (0.7/04). Compared to last year, FACE THE NATION is up +6% in viewers (from 3.12m) and even in adults 25-54.
The Sept. 6 broadcast featured interviews with Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and former Republican presidential candidate and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. This week’s panel of analysts included Jerry Seib of The Wall Street Journal; Jamelle Bouie of Slate; Ben Domenech of The Federalist; and CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes. Host John Dickerson also spoke to authors Buzz Aldrin, David McCullough; Rachel Swaby and Walter Isaacson. Mary Hager is the Executive Producer of the Emmy-award winning FACE THE NATION, one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television.